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Call for bids: gender policy and programmes consultancy in Jerusalem

The British Consulate General in Jerusalem is seeking bids for a consultancy position focused on gender issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Call for bids – Gender Policy and Programmes Consultancy

The British Consulate General in Jerusalem is seeking bids for a consultancy position focused on gender issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The consultant will provide policy advice and make recommendations on possible gender-focused programme interventions for the upcoming financial year, beginning in April 2018.

The successful bidder will be expected to deliver:

  • Quarter 1 of the project: provide detailed recommendations on areas of gender equality policy focus for the Consulate, based on a thorough literature review.

  • Quarter 2 of the project: provide a market analysis of existing gender programme interventions by international and domestic donors in the OPTs.

  • Quarter 3 of the project: provide recommendations for future areas of gender-specific programming for British government’s programme portfolio in the OPTs, including analysis of potential partners’ capabilities.

  • Quarter 4 of the project: provide further recommendations to ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed throughout the BCG programmes portfolio.

During the course of the consultancy, the candidate will also provide advice and support for the Consulate’s participation in International Women’s Day.

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate degree and experience working on development and gender-focused projects

  • Experience in writing research papers and reports

  • A good knowledge of legal and social issues surrounding gender in the OPTs and surrounding countries

  • Familiarity with organisations active in the field of women’s rights and gender issues.

  • Enthusiastic, self-starter, team-player, knowledgeable about the legal and social environment of the OPTs.

  • Fluent English and Arabic.

  • Able to travel around the West Bank and, ideally, to Jerusalem.

Working arrangements

The successful consultant will mainly work remotely, away from the Consulate, using their own IT and other equipment. However, regular engagement with Consulate staff by telephone and in face to face meetings will be expected.

To apply:

Please send the following to:, no later than 23.59pm on Thursday 9 November. Late applications will not be considered.

  • An up to date Curriculum Vitae which is no longer than three pages in length and includes two referees.

  • A statement of suitability, no longer than one page in length.

  • An example of previous written work. This could include relevant research or other policy work.

  • An activity based budget. This should break down the costs of the consultancy by activity in as much detail as possible. The budget should also indicate in what month of the consultancy the expenditure is expected to occur.

  • A short narrative accompaniment to the activity based budget, explaining how activity lines relate to the overall deliverables.

It is anticipated that the maximum budget for the consultancy will be £19,000, with a maximum duration of four months. The budget should cover all anticipated costs, such as transportation.

Short listed candidates will be invited to a short telephone interview on Thursday 16 November, with the selected candidate expected to start work on Monday 20 November.

On appointment, the successful candidate will be provided with a copy of the Consulate’s internal gender sensitivity review of our existing programme portfolio.

Published 31 October 2017